Jazz Currents

Ride the Jazz Currents. These currents flow back to the early sources of modern jazz and forward to the sounds that will shape the music of tomorrow. They are electric currents and acoustic. They flow in the mainstream and they skirt the edges. 

Oct. 12 - Host Tom Ineck presents a tribute to trumpeter Miles Davis. He will play an interview he recently conducted with Stanley Nelson Jr., director of the new documentary film “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.” He also will feature music from the iconic “Kind of Blue” recording of 1959 and recordings by other jazz greats paying homage to Miles, including trumpeter Eddie Henderson, singer Cassandra Wilson, pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonist Joe Henderson, singer Shirley Horn, and trumpeter Roy Hargrove. It’s all about Miles, this week on "Jazz Currents."

Oct. 19 - Host Tom Ineck directs the monthly artist spotlight on guitarist Peter Bernstein, featuring music from his own recordings as well as those with saxophonist Lou Donadson, organist Larry Goldings, singer Kevin Mahogany, saxophonist Joshua Redman, drummer Jimmy Cobb, singer Janis Siegel, trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, saxophonist David Newman, the Blue Note 7, and baritone saxophonist Roger Rosenberg. The spotlight is on guitarist Peter Bernstein, this week on "Jazz Currents."

Oct. 26 - Host Tom Ineck celebrates the history of Riverside Records with releases of the 1950s by pianist Thelonious Monk, pianist Kenny Drew, saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, trumpeter Clark Terry, saxophonist Sonny Rollins, trumpeter Kenny Dorham, baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, trumpeter and singer Chet Baker, alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, guitarist Wes Montgomery, trumpeter Blue Mitchell, and singer Abbey Lincoln. We go "Down by the Riverside," this week on "Jazz Currents."

Nov. 2 - Host Tom Ineck celebrates the history of Riverside Records with releases of the 1960s by the Jimmy Heath Orchestra, singer Teri Thornton, alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley pianist Bill Evans, composer and arranger George Russell, saxophonist Johnny Griffin, pianist Barry Harris, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist Bobby Timmons, guitarist Wes Montgomery, bassist Sam jones, and drummer Art Blakey. We go "Down by the Riverside," this week on "Jazz Currents."

Nov. 9 - Host Tom Ineck celebrates the music of a dozen artists born in the month of November, including bassist Ray Drummond, pianist Hampton Hawes, singer and pianist Diana Krall, saxophonist Houston Person, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, flutist Hubert Laws, saxophonist Jesse Davis, guitarist Jim Mullen, singer Ernestine Anderson, saxophonist Paul Desmond, and trumpeter Don Cherry. We celebrate the music of artists born in the 11th month of the year, this week on "Jazz Currents."

Also, look for Nebraska Concerts Jazz Specials at 9 p.m. Central every Saturday night in September, right after Jazz Currents!

Interview with Christopher Neale:

This Friday Live Extra features Tom Ineck's interview with Christopher Neale, guitarist and singer with An Evening in Brazil, who perform June 11, 2019, at Jazz in June. 

Interview with Jazzmeia Horn:

At the June 12, 2018, Jazz in June concert in Lincoln, Tom Ineck presented singer Jazzmeia Horn with the Jazz Journalists Association award for Up and Coming Musician of the Year. A day earlier, he interviewed Horn about her rising popularity, her Grammy-nominated debut recording, her desire to deliver a positive message in her music and much more. Click here to listen to their conversation. 

History of Kansas City Jazz:

The history of Kansas City Jazz is the subject of an essay by Tom Ineck in the Enclopedia of the Great Plains, edited by David J. Wishart and published in 2004 by the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Listen to NET Radio every Saturday from 7 to 9 for a great night of jazz. Host Tom Ineck plays two hours of straight-ahead, mainstream jazz, from the classics to the latest releases. 

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Tom Ineck